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Highlights of the September 11, 2017 Peru Town Board Meeting:

L-R Back Row – Counselors James Langley, Brandy McDonald, James Douglass, Town Clerk/Tax Collector Kathy Flynn. L-R Front Row – Town Atty. Matt Favro, Supervisor Peter Glushko, Counselor/Deputy Supervisor Donald McBrayer By John T. Ryan North Bend and Jenkins Street Parking Ban Storm Sewer Drainage Issues on Jenkins Street  Vandalism at Laphams Mills Park  Metal […]

Plattsburgh International Airport Secures  $900K in grant funds – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Plattsburgh International Airport Secures  $900K in grant funds – Sun Community News & Printing

Peru Athletic Hall of Fame to Add Five New Members

  The Peru Athletic Hall of Fame newest members are: Mike Rock Class of 67, Harry Duprey 71, Alison Spear 83, Lynn “Ezero” Dwinell 86 and Mike Oertel 2003. The 2017 Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, October 7th at the Plattsburgh Moose Lodge, 90 Sharron Avenue. 6:00 social, and 7:00 dinner @ […]

Thinking About Delicious Chicken & Biscuits

The dinner this year will be presented at the Harkness Church Hall (776 Hallock Hill Road, Peru) on Sunday October 15th from 4 until 6:30pm. Bring your family and meet your friends at one of the North Country’s best church suppers; the meal includes chicken and biscuit, gravy, mashed potatoes, squash, peas, coleslaw, dessert and […]

A Growing & Successful Peru Business

L-R Jenna LaFountain, Michael Abair, Tim Sengenberger, Jonathon Kraus, Zachary Fleury, Kevin Compeau, Mike Contessa, Shawn Wallace, Eric Bever By John T. Ryan The staff at Champlain Valley Agronomics (CVA) is #16 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. They differ from almost all the other people […]

Applefest is Almost Here

Applefest preparations are underway at St. Augustine’s. Given the beautiful weather forecast, it should be a great Applefest. On Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th St. Augustine’s Parish will host the 40th Annual Applefest at the parish grounds, 3030 Main St. in Peru. Saturday’s parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Peru Elementary School […]

Coach Scott Woodward’s Memorial Duathlon Scheduled for September 23rd

It’s not too late to register for Coach Scott Woodward’s “Just DU It” Memorial Duathlon scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd at 9:00 am at the Lapham Mills Recreation Park in Peru, NY. The duathlon will begin with a 2.5 mile run, followed by a 12 mile bike ride, and concludes with an additional 2.5 mile […]

New York just made it easier for teachers to get certified – Times Union

Source: New York just made it easier for teachers to get certified – Times Union

Whispering Maples repairs to begin – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Whispering Maples repairs to begin – Sun Community News & Printing

Jarvis Road is Open for Traffic

By John T. Ryan Peru – Construction of a new Jarvis Road Bridge began on June 12th. Today, following an inspection by Clinton County Highway Superintendent Al Rascoe, the bridge was opened for traffic. A John Deer tractor driven by Tyler Irwin was the first vehicle to cross the bridge. New Century Construction of Watervliet […]

Bridge Almost Complete

Personnel from subcontractor EMI Guide Rail of Schenectady, NY are installing the guide rails leading to the new Jarvis Road Bridge today. Listen to the vibrating pounder that drives the 7 ft. long galvanized steel posts about 4 feet into the earth. Yes, the operator does wear earplugs! New Century Construction of Watervliet is the […]

A Welcoming Faith Community

L-R Religious Education Director Janice Morse, Parish Secretary Rebecca Watkins, Pastor Rev. Alan Shnob, Bookkeeper Jackie Black. The St. Augustine’s & St. Patrick’s Parish staff is #15 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Guided by Rev. Alan Shnob they do their best to assist parishioners […]

DiNapoli: New York City’s Tech Sector Is Booming

New York state’s technology sector is the third largest and among the fastest growing in the nation, adding more than 57,000 jobs since the Great Recession, according to a report issued today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The report shows that more than 80 percent of these job gains were located in New York […]

Report: two North Country hospitals lost millions of dollars in recent years | NCPR News

Source: Report: two North Country hospitals lost millions of dollars in recent years | NCPR News

A Bridge Building Professional

By John T. Ryan   Peru – Peru residents can take comfort in the fact that our new Jarvis Road bridge has been constructed under supervision of a seasoned professional. Chad Fancher, the bridge’s construction superintendent, has been building bridges for 30 years, the last 10 years as a superintendent. If Faucher has a question […]

Bridge On Target to Meet Goal

By John T. Ryan Bridge Construction Superintendent Chad Fancher had a broad smile today as he watched Noel J. Brunell personnel pave the approaches to the Jarvis Road Bridge. Obviously very proud of the structure, Fancher looked at the bridge and remarked, “It looks pretty good doesn’t it.” Fancher has good reason to be smiling. […]

State Police to host open house – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: State Police to host open house – Sun Community News & Printing

Serving Us All

Peru’s U.S. Postal Service staff is #14 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Along with providing extremely courteous window service, Peru’s personnel deliver approximately 3,000 letters and 300 packages to our 2,700 households and businesses daily. Our post office has been located at 1042 Bear […]

Ash-tree-killing bug found in North Country – LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York – Lake Placid News

Source: Ash-tree-killing bug found in North Country – LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York – Lake Placid News

Vets Get Huge Send-off

  Plattsburgh – A very large number of well-wishers turned out at Veterans Park at the Old Base Oval this morning to honor the members of the 20th North Country Honor Flight. Since its founding in 2013, the Honor Flight has transported 298 veterans to Washington D.C. to visit our nation’s war memorials and to […]

Honor Flight #20 Saturday

Here are the veterans being honored at the Saturday, September 2, 2017 Honor Flight # 20. Two men have Peru addresses: Michael McKeon and Eugene Provencher. Why not attend the departure ceremony at 7 a.m. at the Old Base Oval. These vets deserve our support. You will never regret attending. Ronald B. Brault Korean US […]

Report: NY school board members support teaching climate change – Times Union

Source: Report: NY school board members support teaching climate change – Times Union

Strictly Business – See how they grow

Feature Story on Rulfs Orchard Source: Strictly Business – See how they grow

Bombardier shut out of N.Y. subway contract because of ‘poor performance’ | Montreal Gazette

Source: Bombardier shut out of N.Y. subway contract because of ‘poor performance’ | Montreal Gazette

Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” filming gets underway this week | NCPR News

Source: Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” filming gets underway this week | NCPR News

Celebrating the 40th Annual Applefest

Peru – On Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th St. Augustine’s Parish will host the 40th Annual Applefest at the parish grounds, 3030 Main St. in Peru. Saturday’s parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Peru Elementary School and proceeds down Pleasant and Main Streets to the parish grounds. Following the parade there will […]

A Great Afternoon of Family Fun for a Great Cause

Peru – A wonderful family event was held this afternoon at Forrence Orchards in Peru – the 27th Annual Run For Jon. All profits will be used to assist local families facing medical crisis. The Peru Gazette hopes our photos capture the fun and dedication associated with this event. There was a huge turnout from […]

West Nile found in Clinton County mosquitoes | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: West Nile found in Clinton County mosquitoes | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Candidates vie for superintendent slot – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Candidates vie for superintendent slot – Sun Community News & Printing

20th Flight September 2

A Message from Barrie Finnegan, Director of the North Country Honor Flight North Country Honor Flight will be taking to the skies once again on Saturday September 2nd for its 20th flight. The North Country chapter will have sent 298 North Country Veterans on their trip to visit the memorials which were built in their […]

Peru Health Mart to Close – Kinney Drugs Will Open

By John T. Ryan Peru – A major change in Peru’s business community will take place in a few weeks. Having served Peru and neighboring communities for 41 years, Peru Health Mart Pharmacy will officially close at the end of business on Saturday, September 30th and on Sunday, October 1st, it will reopen as Kinney […]

Mission of Hope Makes Its Goal

A Message received from Sister Debbie Blow: Today is a great day in the history of the Mission of Hope! I am on a retreat day today, but decided to break the silence to share the following: I was notified this afternoon that we received a $5000 grant to complete the purchase of the MOH […]

Councilman McBrayer Will Not Seek Reelection

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru’s political scene has been relatively quiet for the past few years; however, an announcement this morning by incumbent Republican Town Councilman Donald McBrayer will undoubtedly enliven the November election. Citing his plan to eventually move to Phoenix, Arizona, McBrayer notified fellow town board members that he is withdrawing […]

Stefanik ties knot in Saratoga Springs – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Stefanik ties knot in Saratoga Springs – Sun Community News & Printing

Applefest Memories

The 40th Annual St. Augustine’s/Peru Applefest is only 25 days away. The Peru Gazette will periodically share a few historical Applefest photos with you as September 16 and 17 approach. Hopefully, they bring back great memories.

Progress Continues on Jarvis Rd. Bridge

Concrete was poured at the Jarvis Rd. bridge last Wednesday. A 14-day curing process is underway. The ground is being prepared for asphalt approaches to the bridge. Railings also have to be installed. The bridge will hopefully be completed by September 15th.

Proven Small Town Success

(L-R Wendy Boutin and Sally Gibson) Yarborough Square is #12 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Owner Sally Gibson opened her business at 672 Bear Swamp Rd. 25 years ago. Customers travel from near and far for her professional, unique artisan wares from USA and […]

Peru Lions Replacing Welcome Signs

By John T. Ryan Peru Lions Club members (L-R) Dave Dalton, Ralph Hensel and Lincoln Sunderland installed a new “Peru Welcomes You” sign on the Bear Swamp Rd. today. A few days ago they installed one at the Route 22B entrance to the hamlet. Two Route 22 signs will follow. Ralph Hensel constructed the signs […]

Medical marijuana lotions, chewables proposed in N.Y. – Capitol Confidential

Source: Medical marijuana lotions, chewables proposed in N.Y. – Capitol Confidential

Can New York’s rural schools survive growing poverty and population loss? – Times Union

Source: Can New York’s rural schools survive growing poverty and population loss? – Times Union

518 Area Code Overlay to Start August 19 – Story

Source: 518 Area Code Overlay to Start August 19 – Story

NY’s new casino owners say competition is tough – Times Union

Source: NY’s new casino owners say competition is tough – Times Union

Tuition rates up at Clinton Community College – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Tuition rates up at Clinton Community College – Sun Community News & Printing

Wood Pellet Biomass Boiler Project at Essex County State Office Complex

Renewable Energy System Will Heat Three State Agency Office Buildings in the North Country Project Helps Meet Governor Cuomo’s Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030 The New York Power Authority (NYPA), Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), New York State Police, and Adirondack Park Agency (APA) today announced the start of construction […]

A North Country Landmark

L-R Field Manager Richard Howard, Bakery Manager Riley Wilkins, Business Manager Shannon Rulfs, Office Manager Amanda Rulfs Whisher, Founder Bob Rulfs, Retail Manager Linda Hatch, Cashier Abbie Barber, Greenhouse/Produce Manager Jordan Bever Peru – Rulfs Orchard is #11 in our Peru Gazette series featuring the people who make Peru a great place to live. Opened […]

Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back – Times Union

Source: Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back – Times Union

PCS’s Campus – Beautiful!

Peru Central School Campus. Thanks to Vicki Defayette for posting the photos. I believe they were taken today. Love those drones!

Adirondack mountains were “the playground” for new FBI director | NCPR News

Source: Adirondack mountains were “the playground” for new FBI director | NCPR News

Bridge Construction Progressing

Jarvis Road Bridge at about noon today. Bridge decking is being installed. Concrete should be poured on August 16th; it cures for 14 days. Depending on the weather, the bridge should be complete by September 15th.

City Recreation future debated | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: City Recreation future debated | Local News | pressrepublican.com

DEC Announces Improvements at Meacham Lake Campground in Northern Adirondacks

Improvements Include New ADA Accessible Boat Launch, Parking Area and Green Infrastructure Features The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced improvements to the Meacham Lake Campground in the Adirondack town of Duane, Franklin County, under the State’s Adventure NY initiative to connect more New Yorkers with nature. The improvements, supported by […]

For New York dairy’s undocumented immigrant problem, some band aids but little reform | NCPR News

Source: For New York dairy’s undocumented immigrant problem, some band aids but little reform | NCPR News

How many jobs does $8B in economic development spending actually buy? | NCPR News

Source: How many jobs does $8B in economic development spending actually buy? | NCPR News

NY will give some voter data to Trump voter fraud commission – Times Union

Source: NY will give some voter data to Trump voter fraud commission – Times Union

Strictly Business – Where good things grow

Feature story on Francisco and Karen Gruendling Bouchard-Braun Source: Strictly Business – Where good things grow

It’s All in a Mind’s Eye

  By John T. Ryan Peru – The sign outside Richard Arnold’s Dashnaw Road shop reads “Peru Welding,” but the business’ compete name is Peru Welding and Machine and for good reason. Beginning in 1978, Arnold has been manufacturing a variety of machines ranging from wood boilers to hydraulic corral gates and bridge components. For […]

Striving to Serve a Wide Range of Needs

L-R CFA President Clark Forster, Property and Casualty Manager Gloria Henaghan, Chief Operating Officer Alex Forster, Administrative Executive Assistant Dominique Dragon and Administrative Assistant Rebecca Banker-Godfrey Peru – The CFA Insurance Agency Inc. is #10 in our Peru Gazette series featuring the people who make Peru a great place to live. CFA has been doing […]

Portion of Mannix Rd. Closed Tuesday, Not Monday as Originally Planned

The Mannix Road will be closed from Rounds Drive to Old Town Road on Monday, Tuesday, August 1st from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The town will be replacing a culvert in that area. There will be no through traffic, including emergency vehicles, during that time.

City Council abolishes 4 departments | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: City Council abolishes 4 departments | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Jones Authored Bill Becomes Law

From the Office of Assemblyman Bill Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that a bill he authored making it easier for kids to protect themselves from insect bites while at camp has been signed into law (Ch. 163 of 2017). The new law allows children attending overnight camp, summer day camp and traveling summer day […]

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